Some Introspection…

It happened while surfing the net. Read one, then read some more and then started reading many more. And I liked the ideas shared, thoughts expressed, opinions voiced or even plain chatter.

Whenever, had a lil’ more time or was bored or didn’t had anything great on the cards, I would read them. And the time would just fly!

Yeah, you got it right, I am talking about Blogs!

And then one fine day, a dear friend MM pushed me to create one of my own. And “A rose is a rose is a rose!” was born. With a lot of apprehensions, I explored this new realm.

Initially had to prod and pester family and friends to read and comment on my blog…so much so that a mere mention of my blog and they’d either vanish or change the topic of conversation!! What a pest I must have been!!

Slowly and steadily, had some regular readers. And with them my horizon increased. Through them I explored their worlds too.

And thus, today I feel I have a huge chunk of blogs on my plate which I want to savor, soak, and support. But am I able to do so??

The answer is not completely!!

In a short span of time, I have found a variety of blogs which I read/want to read.

  • There are some mandatory reading blogs…you have to read them, because you just love reading them!
  • And some are friendship blogs…dosti ki hai to nibhani bhi padegi, so you got to read their blogs too!
  • Then there are request blogs…”Please check out my latest post or you have not read my last post”.
  • Also, some new ones for the week/day, courtesy Blogadda Picks and IndiVine @ IndiBlogger.
  • Then some are casual acquaintances blogs, you read their comment on some blog and like their ideas so you move to check out their blog!
  • Of course, the very important people on your own blog…the followers and commenters…their blogs form a must read list too.
  • And some ‘once upon a time’ blogs…you read them earlier but no longer now.

And despite my best intentions, I miss out on a huge number. Excuses Distractions are many…phone calls, work, or Google Talk or FB chat or time to harvest the crop at FV or even long posts!

I wonder, if it’s only my story!

Various thoughts are passing by, to rectify this situation…

  • Should I make a schedule…Blogs A to E on Mondays…F to J on… (I know…it’s maddening!)
  • Should I dedicate 1 hour everyday for dedicated blog reading??
  • Should focus more on blogs rather than playing addictive games on FB??

Whatever, it is, I guess, it’s time to pull up my socks!!
What say you??

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18 thoughts on “Some Introspection…

  1. Very warm post. Loved the way you’ve written it.

    I am not too organized. I just read and comment at random, whenever time permits but yes, I try to do that on a daily basis.

    And your blog is one of my favorites!

  2. @ Musings of a lonely traveler : Yes, some respite!!

    @ Neha : I could find some comments on Google Reader so I am posting them now. I wonder why all comments are not there?? 🙁

  3. @ Neha : Reading 20-30 posts per day is damn impressive!!

    Hey, you too write on this post…may be you’ll add a new dimension!! 🙂

    @ thoughtworld : Agree, Amrit, no compulsions, but there has to be some discipline in writing and reading!! 🙂

    @ pra : Thanks Pra, am glad you could relate to this post!! 🙂

    @ Mr : Thanks! Am glad, am not the only one with this dilemma! :p

    You find that A-Z categorization a good idea!! :p

  4. @ Shilpa : Yeah, I have a lot of blogs on my must read list!! :p

    Hmm…that’s a simple and honest strategy you follow!! Damn neat! 🙂

    @ nishitak : I know, its never enough!

    Its so very heartening to know that you read some blogs regularly!!

  5. eyeswideopen said :

    Hey you are on to FV too? Even me. Which level are you in? Pretty addictive isn’t it ? Ooops sorry I totally phased out to something different.
    mani from ginger chai

    @ eyeswideopen : Hi Mani! And welcome!! 🙂
    I am hopelessly addicted to FV!! Am on level 35!! And you?? 🙂

  6. eyeswideopen said :
    Hey thats cool! I am still on 21. Way behind! 🙂 But I just can’t shake it off. Half of my family are too. I always use to read your posts and used to be awed how cool and calm and collected you must be. But this Fv thing at least makes you more approachable to me . Nice to know your this facet too

    @ eyeswideopen : Wow!! Good to see you again!! Same pinch…I play for my hubby too! And introduced my sisters into it too!! And keep pestering all my friends to join too!! FV is terribly addictiv. I know, its bad, but am just getting into it more deeply with each passing day!! :p
    Am all red!! Thanks for reading my posts! I am touched!! 🙂
    Will you be my neighbor?? 🙂

    eyeswideopen said :
    Hey sure. You can find me as mani padma. 🙂

  7. @ dmanji: You too!! 😀

    But I guess, alphabetically sorting though sounds good theoretically, but practically will be one tedious preparation!! And do we have time for that!!?? 😀

    @ Chetan : Agree completely, Chetan!! And thanks! 🙂

    @ Roshmi : Thank you Roshmi. I know…but… 🙁

    @ Ashish : Hi Ashish and welcome on “A rose is a rose is a rose!” 🙂

    Hmm…true!! Will check out your ideas on ur blog!! 🙂

  8. @ Miss-Nobody : I know, making a schedule and lists would be weird!! :p

    @ Musings of a lonely traveler : That’s such a nice strategy you follow!! And every blogger’s dream! Damn good! 🙂

  9. @ Kaddu : I guess, we all started as pests!! LOL 😀

    @ indianhomemaker : Am glad to see you in the same boat!! But sure you are in a better ship!! I know that’s wicked of me!! 😀

    Yeah, there’s not enough time!! **SIGH**

  10. @ BK Chowla : Oh yes, Mr. Chowla, being in the blog world makes the time fly!! Reading, commenting, writing takes a lot of time…which we have so very little! 🙂

    Agree with your thoughts…blogs will change a lot of things in times to come!!

    Thanks a lot for your encouragement, Mr. Chowla. Its always great to hear from you!!

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  12. lostworld said :
    Nice post. I notice that among all the activities you’re involved in, none of them include ‘playing with AG’! Is he also ignored due to the farming mother? 😉

    ( I’m just leading you down to a guilt trip, don’t take me seriously !! )

    But then, I’m scared I belong to the ‘request’ category ‘cos I keep telling you to read my new post. And yes even today also, ‘cos there is a new post in my blog!!!!

    * There I go again!!!! 😀

    @ lostworld : Ha ha!! Nah, I am not feeling guilty!! Coz I do play with him!! 🙂

    Actually that’s a good thing you do and I must thank you for that…coz I love your expression on your blog so that way I don’t miss your new posts!! 🙂

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